Reward of £1,000 offered for information on convicted rapist on the run after prison escape

Convicted rapist Stephen Tierney escaped from prison (Picture: Lincolnshire Police)

A reward of £1,000 has been offered for information on a convicted rapist who has escaped from prison.

Police are hunting for Stephen Tierney, who escaped from North Sea Camp prison in Lincolnshire on July 3.

The public have been warned not to approach Tierney, 39, who poses a “high risk” to anyone who enters into a relationship with him.

The cash reward has been offered for any information that leads to his arrest.

The public have been urged not to approach Tierney (Picture: Lincolnshire Police)

Police are investigating potential sightings of Tierney in the Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire areas - he has links to all three regions.

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Tierney has been urged to hand himself in immediately. Police warned that anyone found assisting him in evading capture will be prosecuted, which could carry a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.

Lincolnshire Police thanked the public for their response so far and urged anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers immediately.

A £1,000 reward has been issued for information that leads to Tierney's arrest (Picture: Lincolnshire Police)

Tierney is about 5ft 7 inches tall, of small build, with brown/ginger hair.

He has a tattoo saying “wrist” on his right arm.

He was seen in Boston Market Place in Lincolnshire on July 4.

Police have released CCTV images of Tierney in an effort to track him down.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers anonymously or contact police on 101, quoting incident number 316 of 3 July.

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